Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden.
Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare CAHPS Disenrollment Surveys; Form No.: CMS-R-295 (OMB# 0938-0779); Use: CMS is required by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to provide disenrollment information on Medicare+Choice health plans to Medicare beneficiaries for the purpose of informed choice. To faithfully execute this requirement, CMS needs to survey Medicare beneficiaries who have disenrolled from their plans during the past year to obtain their ratings of their former plans (assessment survey) and the reasons why they left (reasons survey). The survey results will be reported to all beneficiaries in print and on the Internet; Frequency: Quarterly and Annually; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 112,800; Total Annual Responses: 90,240; Total Annual Hours: 42,112.
To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.Start Signature
Dated: April 16, 2002.
John P. Burke III,
CMS Reports Clearance Officer, CMS, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 02-10198 Filed 4-24-02; 8:45 am]
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